About Junior Sailing

Fancy using your skill and intelligence to beat against the wind? 
Sailing courses are held over the summer months in July and August each year. We work alongside County Sligo VEC in bringing the sport of sailing to as many young people as possible.  Sometimes there are theme days where the sailors dress up as characters or pirates - the theme varies from week to week. Cake days are particularly popular! Listen at daily briefings so you find out what's happening that week.

A young sailor's viewpoint         Dates and prices here

Same old faces and some new faces
Every year the same families return for the courses the club offers, along with friends and newcomers, members and non-members alike.  We love to see new faces.  It gives the kids a great focus over the summer.  Plenty of practice leaves them all ready for our annual junior regatta held in mid August.

Racing for fun
During the summer (on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings) racing is organised for the benefit of juniors. We encourage all junior sailors (members and non-members) to attend these sessions because it is a great chance to practice newly learnt skills and have a bit of fun.

Junior Regatta - sailing and rowing races
The day starts with two rowing races.  The under 12 Joan Malone Perpetual cup and the under 16 McElroy Perpetual cup.  These are hotly contested trophies and it is great to see the sport of rowing alive and well at MSC. This is followed by our three race regatta with as many classes as there are a variety of boats.  competition is fierce.  The boys versus the girls, sisters versus brothers, cousins versus cousins, etc.  We encourage all our juniors to participate with the promise of soup and treats when they all come in.

The day ends with everyone gathering for a barbeque (whatever the weather) culminating in the presentation of the prizes.

Upcoming Events

Open Day Sat July 5th
Junior course dates
Jul 6th  - Aug 7th
Weds night racing July 8th
Fish Night Sat 11th July
Annual Regatta  Jul 24th - 26th  
ul 31 Mullaghmore to Killybegs
Aug 1 & 2 Killybegs Regatta 4 races
August 3 Killybegs to Sligo
August 7 & 8 Yeats Memory Harbour Regatta
Junior Regatta Aug 15th


Week 1: 6th - 10th
Week 2: 13th - 17th
Week 3: 20th - 24th
Week 4: 27th - 31st
Week 5: 3rd - 7th

Application form here


Adult sailing courses

Tues & Thurs starting @ 6.30pm
July 15,17, 22, 29 & 31
Course application form


Cara Na Mara

This is the ISA’s new fun, shore based initiative focuses on delivering basic sailing skills and seamanship to 6-8 year olds. it is a child focused approach to introducing sailing to children. The programme allows children to discover, explore and practice the skills and knowledge they will needs as sailors while under the leadership and supervision of ISA Instructors within an ISA accredited Training Centre. 

It has a strong emphasis on allowing the sailors to appreciate and enjoy  the water and outdoor environment safely. These skills and knowledge tie into the National School curriculum.

t  will operate week 2 (July 13 - 17) and week 3 (July 20 - 24) of our junior sailing schedule. We intend to run a third week commencing July 27th subject to numbers, so book soon if you want a place.

The hours will be from 9.30am to 12.30pm Monday to Friday.  

The cost is €60 per week.  Main contact Annette Byrne on 087 282 6867.

Cara na Mara Application form

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